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Fall 2009 The Ambassadors REVIEW 22 The China-United States Strategic and Economic Dialogue Zhou Wenzhong Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the United States his year marks the 30 th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and the United States. Over the course of these three decades, the relationship has had its ups and downs. However, owing to our joint efforts, steady progress has been made and remarkable achievements have been noted. The China-US relationship has had a smooth transition from the previous American administration to the current Obama administration, which took office in January. The relationship has had a good start and has maintained positive momentum for growth. On April 1, President Hu Jintao and President Obama had a successful meeting in London during the G-20 Summit. The two leaders reached an important agreement to build a positive, cooperative and comprehensive China-US relationship for the 21 st century. The strategic direction of the China-US relationship in the new era has charted the course for the future growth of our relationship. At the end of July, the first round of the China-US Strategic and Economic Dialogue took place in Washington. These talks represent an important milestone in our relationship this year, and they were a great success. The Dialogue reflects how far we have come in 30 years of diplomatic ties and demonstrates the commitment of both sides towards building a positive, cooperative and comprehensive China-US relationship for the 21 st century. Specifically, the Dialogue has the following features: First, the Dialogue is brand new. During the Bush administration, China and the United States had two separate tracks for dialogue: the Strategic Economic Dialogue and the Strategic Dialogue. When President Hu and President Obama met on April 1 in London, they decided to establish the China-US Strategic and Economic Dialogue, to be co-chaired by Vice Premier Wang Qishan and State Councilor Dai Bingguo as special
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